Lesson Plan

Dust Catchers

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In class, your emerging environmentalists construct dust catchers. They take them home for a week or two, and then bring them back into class to examine under a magnifier. From this activity, they learn what makes up dust and that apparently clear air may contain various particles. Pupils can draw what they find, take a particle count, and graph the classroom results. 

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  • Fosters learning with home connections
  • Dust catcher instructions available in Spanish and English
  • Teacher projection slides of dust mites and of dust catcher construction and use
  • A reading component and math worksheets are provided
  • Part of a larger unit about air
  • None